Export Panel at #ACEconf18 Explores Tariff Wars

Cindy Zimmerman

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) interim CEO Jon Doggett and CHS Director of Global Trading Max Thomasson explored the impact of current trade negotiations and tariff wars on the global market for corn and ethanol during a panel at last week’s American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference in Minneapolis. Doggett drove home the point that if it was President Clinton …

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Retailers Winning With Ethanol at the Pump

Cindy Zimmerman

The retailer panel is always a popular one for attendees at the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference to learn more about how their product is being marketed to consumers at the pump. This year, members of the ACE Marketer Advisory Panel (MAP) discussed what is working and what is not, as well as the question of how to brand …

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ACE Awards for Grassroots and Media

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) honored two special individuals for their work in helping to advocate for ethanol during the 31st annual conference last week in Minneapolis. Brownfield Ag News reporter Ken Anderson received the Media Excellence award for his work in covering news and issues important to the U.S. ethanol industry. Presenting the award, ACE Communications Director Katie …

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31st ACE Conference is a Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

The 31st annual American Coalition for Ethanol conference last week was another successful one for the grassroots ethanol organization during yet another challenging time for the industry, according to CEO Brian Jennings. “I think there’s some concern in the industry about where we’re going to find that next gallon of demand,” said Jennings. “I’m hoping people walked away with a …

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Syngenta Names New Biofuels Account Managers

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta has added two new key account managers to support its expanding U.S. biofuels business, which includes more than 30 ethanol plants across 12 states. Anne Osentowski and Allen Ziegler will be part of a team that supports the growing number of ethanol plants using Enogen® corn and is helping broaden access to both Enogen corn and Cellerate® process technology. …

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ACE White Paper on Low Carbon Benefits of Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) released a White Paper on “The Case for Properly Valuing the Low Carbon Benefits of Corn Ethanol,” coinciding with a general session panel at the 31st annual ACE conference in Minneapolis last week. The panel highlighted the paper in a discussion on updates to lifecycle modeling and opportunities on the horizon for ethanol as …

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Ethanol Stakeholders Submit RFS Comments

Cindy Zimmerman

Friday was the final day to submit comments to the EPA on proposed 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) and ethanol stakeholders made sure they had their say. Despite the EPA specifically noting that comments on small refinery exemptions would be “deemed beyond the scope of this rulemaking,” every group commenting had something to say about the …

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New ACE Board Members

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announced the election of two new representatives to the organization’s board of directors during its annual meeting prior to ACE’s 31st annual conference in Minneapolis. Pam Miller, representing Siouxland Ethanol, and Bill Dartt, representing Cardinal Ethanol, are the new board members. “The ACE board and staff have impressed me for a long time with …

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Merle Anderson Award Goes to Owen Jones

Cindy Zimmerman

The first Merle Anderson award presented by the American Coalition for Ethanol after the passing of its founder was one of Merle’s good friends, Owen Jones. “Merle Anderson was my mentor,” said Jones as he accepted the award from past ACE president Lars Herseth. “I am truly humbled.” Jones is a farmer first, and became interested in ethanol as an …

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ACE President Sees Strong Ethanol Exports

Cindy Zimmerman

American Coalition for Ethanol president Duane Kristensen with Chief Ethanol in Nebraska says as domestic ethanol demand has been impacted by EPA waivers this year, exports continue to be a bright spot despite current trade wars. “People around the world can use it for octane or for environmental concerns,” said Kristensen. As a grassroots organization with a diverse membership, Kristensen …

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